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State Sen. Jean White, R-Hayden, stands outside of the state capitol building Thursday in Denver. White was appointed to serve the remaining two years of her husband Al’s senate term. Al White served in the Colorado legislature for about 10 years before being appointed by Gov. John Hickenlooper to run the Colorado Tourism Office.

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Rookie senator from Hayden making strides in 1st year at state legislature

The broccoli bill. That was perhaps Jean White’s hardest sell Thursday. The Republican senator from Hayden didn’t have to pitch it in front of Colorado’s senate, but she had an audience just as tough — about 20 inquisitive students representing Hayden Middle School’s student council.

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